While on a visit Tuesday to survey the damage in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria whipped through, President Donald Trump took up an unusual method of distributing supplies and aid to hurricane survivors when he visited a church called Calvary Chapel in the Guaynabo neighborhood in Puerto Rico and at one point the president was seen tossing paper towels into the crowd.

Trump entered the Calvary Chapel to cheers from the crowd of Puerto Rican residents. Signs in the room read "Let's Make Puerto Rico Great Again" and "God bless You, Mr. President," according to a White House pool report, USA Today reported.

Videos circulated on social media of Trump throwing paper towels into the crowd. The president was seen standing behind a table filled with supplies for the hurricane victims while a crowd of Puerto Ricans gathered in front of him. Standing behind the table of supplies, Trump displayed a much softer side to his personality than he did a few days earlier when he was heard criticizing the mayor of San Juan saying he has "poor leadership ability" and adding how the island's leaders "want everything done for them."

"There's a lot of love in this room, a lot of love," Trump said.

He was seen handing out some packages of rice to the crowd, picking up packaged rolls of paper towels and throwing them into the crowd.

Trump was visiting Puerto Rico to survey the damage and view the devastation Hurricane Maria caused to the island. Before this event at the church, Trump met with local leaders and praised their response to the crisis. The hurricane which hit the island nearly two weeks ago led to the death of at least 16 people and left the island without power for months to come, the Independent reported.

The president met with the victims personally and received information and briefing from the local officials about the damage and impact of the storm on the island.

Trump compared the deaths after Maria to that of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

"If you looked - every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with really a storm that was just totally overbearing, nobody has seen anything like this," the president said, according to MSN.